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E D I T O R ! A L S -Mason City Looks to the Years Ahead nEPRESENTATIVES oÂ£ m a n y **Â· groups got together Monday night and took a look at future Mason City. It was a preliminary, note-comparing meeting. No blueprints were drawn. None was attempted. The planning hasn't reached that stage. The common objective oÂ£ the program launched by the Chamber of Commerce with active participation by a score or more of other organizations has 2 principal aspects. First, it is hoped that by study- in? and planning intelligently, our community's march of progress may be accelerated in the postwar period. Second, it is hoped that by planning in advance the hundreds of our young men in service can be reassimilatcd with advantage to them and to tlie community. Perhaps the happiest augury iri the whole situation is that all groups, by being brought together in this common effort, will sense their common interest in other areas. It is not too much to expect that "getting together in this important - community-wide p r o g r a m will "have the effect of putting down :for all time those imaginary bar- Tiers which in the past have mili- -tated against fullest understanding -and integrated effort. B. A. Webster, chairman of the Â·Â·planning program, has made his assignment a first order oÂ£ busi- ~ness. He has given generously of his time in studying and appraising the efforts of other communi- . ties throughout the nation alon; this line. He can be counted on for an effective leadership in this "community-wide effort. Tirpirz Still Out' -irrVHOUGH laborious attempts are " Â·!Â· being made to recondition the "crippled battle-cruiser Tirpitz in "kaa B'iord, not a tap of work for ..IB months has been done to repair the Gneisenau, sister ship to -the sunken Scharnhorst, it has . been learned authoritatively. She lies with her bows and gun turrets dismantled in the Polish port oÂ£ Gdynia, which has replaced bomb-battered Kiel as Germany's main naval base. It is possible that Germany's - battle-cruisers may play no fur'. ther part in the war. With the ; shortage of labor and raw inate- - rials, it may not be deemed worth I while to spend much on the ; Gneisenau which, in the face of - the combined efforts of the Brit'. ish navy and the royal air force, ; could at best be infrequently - employed. The first heavy damage sus- '. tained by the Gneisenau was inflicted by-a torpedo delivered by - a Beaufort, pilot, Flying Officer ^ Kenneth Campbell, who lost his ; life and won a posthumous Vic- toria Cross, for his valorous per'. formance just out of Brest harbor ; on April 5, 1941. ; Driven back to Brest, the was damaged until 1942, by repeated "COMING EVENTS-*" Look Out Below On radio the German a year ago: propaganda 'The U-boat war has forced the British fleet into the background." * * ,* Note to those who buy war bonds and proceed immediately to cash them in: Boys in the foxholes aren't asking for rain checks. * * * Many so-called "open minds" will be found on close examination to be open at both ends. - Gneisenau February, bombing, and on the dash to Kiel with the Scharnhorst and the Prinz Eugen on that date, was ^damaged by underwater mines. In -Kiel a heavy bomb holed her for^ward deck and exploded some of ;her ammunition. It was after this -that she was removed to Gdynia. 34 Hours From War -_\ RECENT incident involving -" the flying of ammunition to Tthe Italian war theater should 'bring home to us with startling -vividness the fact that we here at Ihome are little more than .a day ;away from the war front. Â· French warships, bombarding German lines in support of ground troops "in Italy, began to run out of ammunition. The closest place where shells were available to fit was America, calls to the ..the French guns -Emergency radio -French naval mission in Washing;ton brought quick results. Two -navy air transport planes, carry- ling the biggest load of shells ever ; transported by air, brought the -ammunition to the French war- dships in 34 hours. H Perhaps hereafter the distance "from the United States to the vari- -ous war fronts should be referred "to in hours rather than miles. To -say that we are several thousand -miles from the Italian front makes ;it seem rather remote. But to say -that we are 34 hours from the '. Italian front' brings the war close to home--which it is. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. SPEECH PATTERNS "IT TAKES about 2 years lor a baby to learn to talk and from 50 to 75 years to keep its mouth shut." This is the latest addition to the list of immortal American epigrams. Who is responsible for it? I have seen it ascribed to "Town Talk" of Denver. Besides the wisdom in it, there is the statistical fact that speech begins on the average at about the age of 2. Between the ages of 2 and 4 rapid strides are made, every month showing advance over the previous month. After 4 the rate of improvement slows down. By the time the child reaches the first grade his speech in major aspects is similar to that of an adult. Speech must naturally wait oh other phases oÂ£ brain development. At birth the hearing centers are almost completely , undeveloped. It takes a loud noise ,to wake a baby. Sight at first is confused, hardly more than Â· light, darkness and large confused objects are distinguished, and probably the baby sees everything upside down. Speech is useless to one who cannot distinguish the word for an object, and who doesn't even distinguish one object from another. , The baby learns that some sounds command attention--to get food when it is hungry. So it cries or mutters and food is brought. Here--"a boy's best friend is his mutter" -- (acknowledgement to Mr. F. P. Adams, on "Information Please.") But at about 2 to 2 \ : years, the preliminary g r o u n d w o r k f o r ipeech has been laid down in the icrvous system. The cells and fi- jers of the hearing center are mature, and the baby realizes thai sounds, including the speech of ndults, mean something. The vision of the eyes is fused anc :urned right side up and his work is full of objects for which he wants a name. Imitation is the baby's method of learning to talk. This imposes a great obligation on parents. Imitative speech certainly slicks. '. suppose that even in such a dim distant future as when Mr. Roosevelt is no longer president of the United States, children f r o m Georgia will be pronouncing "sir," "suh," and children from Massachusetts will be pronouncing the way they do (which cannot be indicated by print.) The speech troubles that bother some parents all come from imitation-They The; Pros and Cons Interesting 'Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Knudson Candidacy Indorsed Hampton Chronicle: This senatorial district is to be congratulated on the prospect of having Herman M. Knudson of Mason City, as its . member of the Iowa tate senate, as Mr. Knudson is n experienced and successful usinessman, as well as an ex- lerienced legislator, 2 important ioints to be considered in the :ualifications of any legislator. And, Mr. Knudson is a man of trict character, and Franklin ounty republicans and many oth- rs are pleased to have the oppor- unity to give loyal support to uch a man. We need more of his ype in our law making bodies, both state and national. own ill G. O. P. Column Algona Advance: Some political vriter hinted the other day that Senator Gillette might be prac- ically forced to renege on re- icated announcements that he .Â·ill not run again. One thing is ure: If he does change his mind 10 will receive many thousands f republican votes, though wheth- r enough to defeat Governor lickenlooper is another question, owa now seems safely on the G. 3. P. bandwagon again, and prob- bly not even Roosevelt can up- et the wagon. 'he Beginning ot a Trend? Decorah Public Opinion: The ecent congressional u p r i s i n g gainst the president may be the Aid for the Axis ' r\IVJDE and conquer has been !,, the fundamental theme ol -axis broadcasts. Turn Britain I against America, turn America ;against Britain, turn both agasnsl -Russia, turn China against all her tallies--that has been the formula ;And it's been done with this sort -of thing: - "In general it cannot be doubt~ed that America is carrying a - greatly disproportionate share o: !^the whole load of the war. It is ;;lime that the people with whom -we are allied accepted a full share _of the responsibilities of allies.' ~ This particular example, however, is not from the axis press 01 the axis radio, as you doubtless suspected. It's from a recent edition of the Chicago Tribune. swearing, slurring, slang, are not really troubles: simply show the baby is alive alert. Delayed speech is probably thi commonest real worry of parents Organic defects--deafness, menta deficiency--are rare as causes Common are environment situations: such as: Bilingualism--Children who an brought up in ;t bilingual house hold and try to learn 2 language: are, unless excessive care is ex ercised, backward in both. Lack of chance to learn--Th way a child talks is the 3rd mos imporlaht thing in his life, afte: vision and hearing. P a r e n t L should take the utmost pains tc speak slowly, distinctively and simply. Lack ol motivation--Older pco pie understand what little the child says, so he has no reason tc enlarge his speech. When throwr with children its own age, this i changed. LENTEN REDUCING DIET Thursday, 500 calorics: Breakfast--'. grapefruit, no su-ccteninji: 1 rusk, butter or substitute; 1 cup coffee, cream or juicar. Luncheon--1 cup m i x e d vegetable ^. ... served on loUucc. vinegar, lemon or m\n eral ol) drc.-.-inc; '., .slice whole when Craham or r j c io,i^; or 2 j-od.i crncker . no b u t t e r nr s-ubsUHiie: 1 S-oi. Rla.^ skimmed m i l k or b u t t e r m i l k . Dinner--1 average helping bvoiicd veal orerunner of movement that Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE -- Beidtri ivailiuc (liriiLiirlfr!, of lhiÂ» ifrvk-e for i|ueÂ»likns of [ifl--not rouiLsel--should Â»igu.lhtir full nuine and addreit and inclose ;t cents fur return u o * l a f e . Addrei lilube-Gazetlr In'urmaliun B u r e a u . I'rcilrric J. liaÂ»kjil. Director. tVa*uIuÂ£- lun. O. C. Â· . OBSERVING Why do cardinals wear red hals? It symbolizes the wearer must be ready to shed his blood for the church. .Arc most of the British peerages of recent creation? Seven hundred peerages have been created since 1830, nearly half since 1906. Who was America's first Negro artist? Edward M. Bannister of Providence, R: I. When did Russia obtain Port Arthur? In 1897. What officer would preside at (lie trial of a president of the United Slates? The chief justice of the United States supreme court. How did Bagehot sum up the powers of the British king? He said the king has "the right to be consulted,' the right to encourage, the right to warn." What is the only tree that is native to Greenland? The birch. When did the wearing of caps and goivns in American colleges become general? In the last quarter of the 19th century. What is the source of the new drug palulin? It is obtained from the mold that produces penicillin. Were monasteries and institutions of religious orders started by the Christians? They were known to the ancient Egyptian^ and were prevalent among Jews and later among Mo- hammedans. . . What is a good game for a round-shouldered student to play? Volleyball is perhaps the best. What is the largest unincorporated community? East Los Angeles, Cal., with. a population of 41,507. How long ago was the monastery of Mimic Cassiuo declared a "National Monument?" In 1866. Air Time Table fhink you'll find interesting Ihis table showing the aerial time from Iowa to various remote points on the globe, as passed along by the Huin- boldt Republican: Canal Zone -- 9 hours, 12 minutes. Fairbanks, Alaska-- 13 hours. London-- 13 hours, 48 minutes. Moscow -- 19 hours, 12 minutes. Hawaiian Islands -- 20 hours, 12 minutes. Buenos Aires-- 21 hours, 3(i minutes. Cairo, Egypt-- 23 hours, 12 minutes. Bombay, India -- 32 hours. Capetown, South Africa -- 34 hours. New Zealand -- 37 hours, 36 minutes. Manila -- 37 hours, 36 minutes. Sydney. Australia -- 42 hours. Singapore, Malaya-- 43 hours. Hongkong, China -- 44 hours. -- V -- the GAS BLACK MARKET! WRITE YOUR CAR LICENSE ON ALL YOUR GAS COUPONS AMM? The Day's Bouquet To IOWA STATE 1943-44 BASKETBALL TEAM--) for winning a share of the all-. Big C conference title. Mason , ,,.,. City's special interest in the i . !':j strong Ames quintet is Gene Oul-U_ JV: man, who has been honored by ail"; jv place at guard on the all-confer- j l - l i ence team. The difficulty of I ' j : wartime playing conditions reflects all the more credit on t h c j players and t h e i r fine coach, i Louis Menzc. i Mason City Globe-Gazette Â· All A. Vi- LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MUCH City Clobe-GazetU Fablisblc Co. 121-123 East Stale Street Telenhone 330U Wednesday March 8, 1944 LEE r . LOOM[8 . . . . Publisher W. EARL JJALL . . Mana[inr Editor ENOCH A. NOBEM - - - Cily Editor LLOYD L. GEEK - Advtrtlsi.it Mir. . Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930. at the posloffice at Mason Cily. lows, under the act of .March :i. 1879. MEMUER ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Prc^s is uxcUiEively entillcd [o the uc for repuolicalioti ol a)] news Â·lispatcJies crodiu-d lu it or not olUci'wiie credited it) this paper and also the lucaj nc'.vs publishctl herein. SUBSCBIPTION BATES and Clear Lake by year. 510 Mason City and Clear Lake by week, liOe Outside 1UU Mile Zone--Per year. Sll); 6 months Sj.50: 3 months S3; 1 month SI. Outside MISQII City and Clear Lake and Wltbin [IHI Miles u! Mason Citr and Outside ul the Carrier IJjstricts uf Mason City and Clear Lake: Per year by carrier SlO.flO Per week by carrier S .20 Per year by mail .57.00 nil wipe out dictatorial domina- on by the present administra- ion or by any succeeding admin- stration. Plus for Duane Dewcl Swea City Herald: What we eally want to say is we like young Duane Dewel a lot. He is one well young feller. We know of no candidate in recent times more ible to represent us in the upper house at Des Moines. Referring to Our Strikes Emmetsburg Reporter: H o w ong can we expect our men in he armed forces to be willing to die for the nation, if these crim- nal abuses of freedom are continued? Congress Gains Prestige Mankato Free Press: The most obvious effect of the recent blowup in Washington seems to be that congress has gained prestige. This development is wholesome. Barkley Made Himself Boone News-iRepublican: Few men in American history h a v e grown so quickly in public stature and public approval as Senator Barkley. Trivial Reasons for Strikes Grinnell Herald-Register: The thing that bothers us about strikes is that they are so often called for reasons which appear to us trivial. Living in the Past Waterloo Courier: On the eighth of every month the Japanese celebrate the Pearl Harbor attack. Boy, are they living in the past! Mystery for All Ages Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Let the kids have the mystery thriller on the radio. For the grownups there is Form 10JO. Will It Cramp Their Style? Esthcrville News: We wonder if the ban on natural gas will in any way affect the output of 1!M4 political oratory. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Councilman Decker was a passenger east Saturday night to look after business Interests in Chicago and to make plans for the proposed improvements at his packing plant north of the city. Misses Murray, Sundell, Britton, Stanbery and Patrick, city school teachers, have returned from an over Sunday visit at New Hampton, where they were guests of Miss Helen Chambers. THIRTY YEARS AGO Clear Luke--April 3 will be red letter day for all students and former students of the Clear Lake schools for on that date the new, modern schoolhouse recently erected, will be dedicated. The building is a mammoth structure, situated on a hill and is well lighted and surrounded by a very pretty campus, j For wear at Palm Beach the smart little morning tailleur is especially good. The, skirt only a yard wide around the feet but when real walking or dancing--is to be done, several snap buttons under the b a c k panel may be unfastened, making a short slash. Of checked serge in black and white, with it is worn black boots and a parasol of gaily flowered silk is carried. TWENTY YEARS AGO The next meeting of the Recreation club will be held at the home of Mrs. Earl F. Leaman, 730 15th street NE. These plans were made Wednesday afternoon at the meeting of the club at the home oÂ£ Mrs. David Cast. Word was received here from Mrs. W. E. Brice who is spending the winter in Florida telling of ar accident that befell Mrs. Gcorg Streeter, who is also spending the winter months in Florida. Streeter was riding a surf boat when she fell from it and skinnec her elbow. An infection has set in and Mrs. Streeter is quite ill. TEN YEARS AGO Nils Landgren, 524 20th str-ee_ southeast, Monday received a letter L.J. appreciation from the white house in recognition of a carvec plaque of President sent to the chief executive, communication was written by M A. LeHand, private secretary to the president. C. E. Cress, former sheriff o Ccrro Gordo county and prominent in the national safety movement, Wednesday announced would be a candidate for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor of Iowa. Ingenious G. L Joe think the best to their eyes, the American walk right into restricted zones af- brought back by the "fly- soldiers baffle M. P.'s completely ter curfew hours. simple but cunning device. their flight around the world is No military policeman, of course. Mead in this manner: the one told by Rep. James would dare, lift an Arab lady's "I know right well that was one Mead of New York. It reflects the veil. It might create an interna- of our boys who just went by in that sheet. But Joe, no matter where you find him. So some of the short-statured take the veil off his head because boys drape themselves in sheets, By inail 6 momhs ,. S 3.75 By mail 3 monlhs S 2.00 it might start a war take off their shoes and socks and Arabs if 1 ever made a mistake." ptESe MANNER HA6EN AUNSCHEIMICH EJNEN OUR. NOSE WHEEL'S GONE... SO WE'U-HAVE TO CRASH LAMP AT FIELDM.' WELL,FELLOWS...WE'KE COMIN 1 IN ON A WING... AIL NEEP NOW \S A PRAYER ANTWCKTCN SIEMIK SKEET6R, r JUST SAVi SISTER.... ...THE (SOU7FISH PfP YOU 3JVE THEM WATER THIS ....AH W)fW THEM WA.TeK THIS MORNING? iO SU/6R Â·WANTS TO SHOVi HIS PATRIOTISM BY BECOMING AN EXECUTIVE HEBE.' THE STRUTTING LITTLE POPIN-JA-T.' I OUGHT TAKE HIM TO THE DCCR AND- NO. 1 NO I MUSTN'T CUT OFF MVrAOSETD SPITE MY FACE. HEAVEN K.NOV/S I NEED ALL THE ID BSTTE3 HIRE HIM. r CAN PUT HIM SOMEPLACE \\H6RÂ£ I-WON'T HAVE TO LOCK Â«T HIM.' Cl'llcl; 2 .1 ci: wheat belly. carrot; make like cup apple brown bctty using slirccldcd wheat instead of brcad"- crumbs; 1 small cup coilcc. no cream or sugar. Editorial of Day WISHING ISN'T ENOUGH H ARRY BOYD in Cedar Rapids Gazette: If we are to avoid bitter disillusionment in the posl- xvar period we must clear our minds now of any notion t h a t industrial managers or government bureaucrats or anybody else can create jobs just by wishing. Jobs are created by the commercial demand for goods and services. People can be put to work and kept at work doing the things and making the things for which other people are willing to pay money. The number of men an employer can afford to hire h;is very liitlc relation u the fact that he may wish he could hire more. The buying public, not business management or political administration, controls employment over the long pull. Clover Couplets By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center OUR POLITICAL PREROGATIVES Most other lands u*e dukes or kings Or other such medieval things. Bui htrre, where liberty is priied Another system xra* deviled \Vhcrc each of u could raise bin voice And. undirected, make hi* choice ho he srem* .lust ho\v it ivorks ts worth some though If we rciptct ivtul free men Do we appreciate this right Onr fathers won with toll and fight? Well, Id us anatyie le facts Tvhsl it gLves and what it lacks Then we can clearly estimate The valne of our type of state. Well, most of us talk till we're black the face. \\'c ruÂ« pnlilici:ins alT over Ihtr place. We r.iil airt we rani Ihr ground And tiller opinion'- abM We lickrr anil .irgue. M C shout Kill few ol IM know " a b o u t ; So. Mimminj; tt up. I'm sorry to note Thai few of us bother to lake time vole. I MUSTN'T DO -mKT.fi ME? A VI01M/X AIUT HEPUIcTY? j "v' v VÂ£2; VO' 15 A-GOtK!' .44=TT?!l G-GO5H/ VI T0 ENTAHTAIKI ME AW TH GALS BY oucrf iw WHILE, WHEN I GITS A VICTIM, I PLTTS _, Okl A SHOW TO KEEP MY MILKMAIDS COUTEWTED/ VD'ALL WILL. BE A DAWDY VICTIM, MISTAH DOAKS/, 3-8 HIM/ Jl-"l- -;.' ,_ -- I'LL REPEAT THE QUESTION- VMM AT WflS THE FOPULATfON OF BERLIN IN THE EAR 8.S-? (SeF=0Â«E_ BOMBINGS) DONF BOTHER US MOW 'RE TRYING TO OONCEN COME ON. 8RAJN Giver BELIEVE IN MENFAL TELEFWTHY.' LETS SEND HIM A MÂ£S- 8-BUr 1TSTHE POUCE VWdT I VJI6H , DOG - YOU NO NME FOB - BRICK. TAR IN TROUBLE: YEftU.' BUT I'VE 4 HUNCH HE'LL HANDLE )T I DEMftNb PASSAGE IN THE NftME OF THE --t AMIR 1K6N.' / IF I JAPSHlfWS HEKE-l ffÂ£U, HfOf! LET 'EM \ SNIPE! r^~ Â·'f ^ Â·;-,- THOUGHT SO--"DOIW STREAM WAT MEMS A TSU5ME KKfSS GOr THOSE OKOERS IN MY HIP POCKET---BETTER LOOK AT 'Â£M ASAIH lor ottr l o p m a . a most ideal plan.